Like Mack, I use only Verbatim DL media also. The lastest ones I found on sale were 8X made in Singapore (on sale at BestBuy) and have been great. I can actually burn them at 4X and they play in my standalone player just fine (had to use 2.4X before, and you may have to also). In Common Settings-->Write, check the box bitsetting DVD-ROM with +R media, and select 2.4X write speed. Some folks have had better results checkingthe box that says "Do Not Eject Disc When Done Burning", but I have never done this. In -->Protection, check the box that says "Remove Layer Break" and select DVD9 in the main window and you should be ready to go. If the 2.4X speed works, then you can try one faster. Let me know how it works out.